Submitted by Bonnie White


This index lists Tennesseans from Hamilton County who filed claims with theSouthern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1873. These Hamilton Countians claimed their property had been taken by United States military personnel for use in the Civil War.

The claim files include interesting detail about people and about the Civil War period in Tennessee. Each claimant was required to describe his losses in detail, and to prove his loyalty to the Union. Witnesses gave testimony in support of his allegations. The paperwork in the files is often extensive.

All of the Southern Claims Commission files are located at the National Archives, but the disallowed and barred claim files have been microfilmed and are also available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Allowed claim files are available only by consulting the National Archives.

This index is based on volume 55 of Record Group No. 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, at the National Archives. It is duplicated on National Archives microcopy M-87, reel 13. The indication as to whether the claim was allowed, disallowed, or barred is based on the book Southern Loyalists in the Civil War : the Southern Claims Commission by Gary B. Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994).

If you wish to order a copy of a barred or disallowed claim file, e-mail the Tennessee State Library and Archives and request a price quote ( ). The cost will depend on the length of the file. Due to the number of requests received daily, they have asked that you only submit one request at a time for a single record.

Alford, John Allowed
Barker, Joel W   Disallowed
Barker, John II   Disallowed
Barnes, Jacob   Disallowed
Beck, Joshua   Barred
Brown, John   Allowed
Burk, Nancy   Barred
Clift, Robert B   Disallowed
Clift, Wm   Allowed
Colquitt, Hutson   Barred
Conner, Wesley, Estate   Allowed
Courtney, John, Estate of   Allowed
Cowart, Cynthia   Barred
Crutchfield, Wm   Allowed
Cunningham, Leroy   Allowed
Daughtry, John   Allowed
Deady, John   Barred
Elsea, John Sr   Allowed
Fryar, James   Allowed
Gamble, Robert L   Allowed
Gann, Preston   Allowed
Gardenhire, James T   Allowed
Gerber, G Frederick   Allowed
Gillespie, John C   Barred
Godsey, Thomas II   Disallowed
Goucher, Harriet V   Barred
Goucher, John W   Disallowed
Grant, Lavinia   Disallowed
Gray, Wm B, Estate of   Allowed
Green, Augustus P   Disallowed
Grimsley, Abraham   Allowed
Hale, Elijah M   Disallowed & Barred
Hamill, David C   Barred
Hartman, Thomas J   Allowed
Hickman, John R   Disallowed
Hickman, Wm A   Allowed
Hixson, Henry G   Allowed
Hixson, Washington   Allowed
Hixson, Wilson   Allowed
Jackson, A B   Allowed
Jackson, Frances A   Disallowed
Jackson, James J   Allowed
Jackson, Jonathan   Allowed
Jones, Alexander   Disallowed
Jones, Daniel S   Allowed
Jones, Mary   Allowed
Kennedy, Marcus L   Allowed
Lamon, John   Allowed
Lamon, John (Igones Ferr)   Allowed
Lasley, Martin V   Allowed
Levi, George   Allowed
Lovelady, George   Allowed
Lovelady, Gideon   Disallowed
Mahan, William   Allowed
McDonald, Benj J   Barred
McDonald, Edward, Estate   Allowed
McRee, Robert C   Disallowed
McReynolds, Stephen   Allowed
McRoy, Lively, Estate of   Barred
Meek, Franklin M   Disallowed
Miller, Alexander Y   Disallowed
Miller, Moses D, Estate of   Allowed
Moss, Benjamin A   Allowed
Muller, John P   Barred
Mysinger, Samuel   Disallowed
Nash, William   Disallowed
Nichols, Chas W & Mahala E   Barred
Parker, Allen   Allowed
Penney, George W   Allowed
Penney, Isoni   Allowed
Pierce, John   Allowed
Poe, Ansel   Allowed
Powers, John W   Allowed
Redman, Uriah, Estate of   Allowed
Roberts, Emerson   Allowed
Roberts, Thomas B   Allowed
Rogers, Henry   Allowed
Rogers, James W   Allowed
Rogers, John C   Allowed
Ruohs, Joseph   Disallowed
Selcer, Absalom   Allowed
Shadrick, Rufus   Allowed
Shadwick, Alexander   Allowed
Sively, Thomas Jefferson, Estate of   Allowed
Smith, Allen K, Estate of   Allowed
Smith, Daniel C., Estate   Allowed
Smith, David   Barred
Smith, James A   Allowed
Sniteman, Christian   Disallowed
Spivey, Holloday   Allowed
Tally, William   Allowed
Thomas, Bird   Allowed
Vandergriff, Joseph   Allowed
Vandergriff, Mahala   Barred
Varner, Allen   Disallowed
Varner, George   Disallowed
Varner, Madison   Allowed
Vaughn, John   Allowed
Watson, John M   Disallowed
Weas, Michael, Estate of   Disallowed
Williams, Samuel   Barred
Winters, James   Allowed
Yarnell, Daniel   Disallowed